I am so psyched about this news. Skottie Young, whose work I love and who does some of my favorite variant Marvel covers, is designing the Free Comic Book Day 2014 shirt! Check out the news from Diamond:
The 2014 Free Comic Book Day T-shirts are available for fans and retailers to show their support of FCBD!
Diamond Comic Distributors is excited to announce the commemorative shirt for Free Comic Book Day 2014 has been designed by well-known, fan favorite artist Skottie Young! The shirt is available for pre-order from your local comic book shop and is scheduled to ship April 9th.
Critically acclaimed comic artist and illustrator Skottie Young has been designing comic book art for years, most recently creating funny and charming Marvel Variant covers featuring famous “baby” Marvel characters. For the Free Comic Book Day shirt, Skottie created a shirt that captures the excitement that comes out of reading comics and the meaning of what free comic book day is all about. “I just took the spirit of the characters we all love from comics and tried to capture them,” explained Skottie.
During past Free Comic Book Days, Skottie has made appearances at comic book shops for signings, and participated by getting himself free comics as well. “I love comics and a day where a ton of them are free, that’s exciting. I see it as a day of discovery for new readers, so that was my point of view when designing the shirt. A kid, new to the world of comics, looks over his shoulder and is shocked by the world he’s found himself in!”
The FCBD shirt is available in black, white and red, in adult small to XXL and youth sizes small to large, for fans to get ready for the big day. All proceeds go to support Free Comic Book Day’s marketing and promotional efforts. Skottie’s artwork is also available as a commemorative poster to remember the fun and excitement of 2014’s FCBD festivities.
The commemorative Free Comic Book Day shirts from Skottie Young, the poster, plus the complete listing of all sixty FCBD titles, can be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops January 1, 2014 .
ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY—Free Comic Book Day is the comic book specialty market’s annual event where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice-of-life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!